The University of Waterloo Faculty Association (FAUW) represents all regular faculty members who have semester, trial, continuing education or continuing education appointments. This includes a given faculty, also known as a teacher, with contracts of one year or more. The FAUW is not a union, but it supports and supports its members through a Memorandum of Understanding between it and the university administration. They are a valuable resource for academic staff and can work in solidarity with unions on campus. For more information on the authorization of this Union reader, click here. The first collective agreement is the most important, as it forms the basis of all future agreements. It therefore takes time to ensure that the language is complete and that it covers all workplace issues that members have and wish to address. This usually takes about a year, although it may take more or less time depending on the local context. As a basic campaign that is running (for now) 100% digitally, it will take time to collect maps, but organizers are working hard to reach potential members, listen to your employment problems and provide information on union formation.
Organizers hope to be able to file the application with the employment agency in the fall and the cards are valid for one year. If the application is successful, a vote will be held a week later, during which all potential MPs will be able to vote; If 50% vote in support, the negotiation process can begin (see FAQ below). As the first collective agreement forms the basis of all future agreements, it is the most important and therefore it takes (about a year) to complete. Due to the inadequacy of higher education policy advice, until recently, none of the faculties had official documents describing the course stages, preparatory documents and timetables for the transition from a particular teaching position (LDT) to a permanent teaching position (CL). Therefore, different candidates for the CL are moving to this position in different ways. Small answer: you! The bargaining committee will be made up of democratically elected members/workers from the union community. These representatives will then work with CUPE staff to benefit from the experience and knowledge of their employees in negotiating a collective agreement.